Summer is almost upon us. If you’ve failed to get an internship and have resigned yourself to bumming it at the beach every day, perhaps you should rethink your options. It’s not too late for you to snag an awesome summer internship. Check out the sources below to start your hunt.
Career.berkeley.edu is a great site to scour for all kinds of career tips. For finding an internship, go to CalJobs. It provides access to over 26,000 jobs and internships per year from a variety of employers who target Cal students and alumni. Just log into Callisto with your CalNet ID and passphrase, click the tab that reads “Jobs, Internships, & OCR Interviews”, then click “CalJobs” to get the search started! There are a variety of fields from bioengineering to business that are featured on CalJobs so you’re sure to find something that interests you.
Just a few days ago, I was fortunate enough to stumble upon One Day One Job. This site was created by a 2006 grad from Cornell University who discovered the difficulty of finding a job post-graduation. He consequently created this guide for entry-level job and career opportunities for recent college graduates. The idea of the site is simple: sign up to receive a free, daily email about an exciting employer and their available jobs. There’s a wide range of companies and organizations featured. Don’t be fooled by the title, you can definitely find internships in addition to jobs, here. All you need to do is use the links provided at the bottom of the employer description. From here, you can look around on the employer’s website and see which employment opportunities, jobs and internships, are available.
Check out www.idealist.org to find internships at non-profits, which often hire later in the year than for-profit companies. Plus, non-profits generally have more available positions than other options, giving you a better chance at scoring a position with them.
Launched in 2009, InternQueen.com has become a go-to site for internship seekers. Created by Lauren Berger, who successfully completed 15 internships during her four years of college, InterQueen.com offers advice on all topics related to the internship process. The popular site has more than 700 internship listings, from employers such as NBC Universal to Warner Music Group to Marie Claire Magazine.
If these four sources don’t lead you to your ideal summer internship, create your own! Find an employer that you’re interested in and contact them about potential internship positions. By showing enthusiasm about the company and talking about your relevant experience, you have a real shot at your dream internship.